eBay Suffers Cyber Attack, Users Asked to Change Passwords

eBay have announced today that they suffered a cyber attack which compromised a database containing encrypted passwords as well as other non-financial data.

The cyber attack was carried out after a “small number of employee login credentials were stolen, allowing unauthorized access to eBay’s corporate network”, eBay said in a press release on its website.

The compromised database contained:

  • Customers’ names
  • Encrypted Passwords
  • Email addresses
  • Physical addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • Dates of Birth

Even though eBay claims that  passwords are encrypted, they are asking users to change them – a request users can expect in an email soon.